Lynette Carrington 2013-05-03 00:22:12
Client Defense When it Matters Most When criminal charges are brought against someone, it can be a painful, confusing and financially devastating experience. The Jon M. Martinez Criminal Law Group works tirelessly to champion the rights of their clients when they are facing tough legal challenges and works side-by-side with them to achieve the best possible legal solution. Jon M. Martinez obtained his law degree from the Boston University School of Law while also gaining his master’s degree from Boston University College of Communications. “I always wanted to do criminal law. It has always been my passion to help those in need and I had my heart set on that entering law school,” said Jon Martinez. He worked as prosecutor for a few years when many of his school colleagues were heading off into corporate law. “I like to be in the courtroom arguing cases. There is a true adrenaline rush you get when you are making your case to a jury and there is nothing quite like hearing the words ‘not guilty’ after you have spent so much time and effort preparing for a case,” noted the attorney. “Seeing the look on your client’s face after a victory is truly an incredible experience.” Practicing criminal law, Jon Martinez has done every kind of case from DUI and drug cases to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder. Currently, about half of the firm’s cases are DUI. “The penalties in Arizona are so harsh and it is the one area of law where every type of person can be charged, from a 16 year old kid to a 70 year old doctor,” Martinez said. “I’ve had clients from every age range and every walk of life who are now facing extreme penalties, including a mandatory 45 days jail sentence and thousands of dollars in fines for a person who has never even had a traffic ticket in their entire life.” When facing such stiff penalties, Martinez quickly becomes their advocate and confidant. “I work hard for each one of my clients as if they were my brother or my wife. Whether the person is looking at one day in jail for a DUI or a life sentence for murder, it’s important to them, so it should be important to the attorney,” he explained. “I believe that the main reason for the success of my practice is that I am honest and open with my clients. I do not want to be the attorney who will tell the potential client whatever they want to hear simply to get them to sign the contract,” Martinez explained. He believes in working together, uncovering the truth and finding those inaccuracies and assumptions that are often contained in a police report. “I think it is important that the prosecutor and the court see my client for who they really are instead of who the police report says they were on that particular night. My clients are military vets, teachers, nurses and overall good people who may have made a mistake and it is vital that the prosecutor and court see them as the people they are instead of just a ‘DUI’ or a case number.” When a potential client calls or comes in for a consultation, Martinez will sit down and take the time to evaluate their situation, let them know what they are up against, answer their questions and develop a strategy. He is able to connect with his clients very well and in each case, his clients are given Martinez’s cell phone number. “I think it is nice to be able to know that you can get a hold of your attorney at any time. Most importantly though, most of these clients are people who have never been in trouble before and are afraid and stressed over their criminal charges and the penalties that a conviction will bring. Simply knowing that their attorney truly has their back and will do everything they can to get the best outcome possible really helps to ease some of that stress and fear that they have,” said Martinez. Soon, Jon Martinez’ brother, Jeremy Martinez’s, will be joining him at the firm. A captain in the Army who recently returned from Afghanistan, Jeremy Martinez is currently attending law school. “He’ll be joining me as soon as he graduates,” Martinez said, and he’s looking forward to the unique work dynamic with his older brother. Until then, Martinez will keep serving the best interests of his clients in the special way that only he can. “I am able to connect with my clients. I understand what is going on in and out of the courtroom and understand how this can affect somebody’s life and I do everything possible to get the best outcome for each of my clients,” Martinez finished.
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